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  •  Hey TeacherKen (4+ / 0-)

    I copied links to your and Somerbys' posts on Obamas'  speech and sent them to the DC Council Chairman and my ward Councilman. I got back an email from my councilman saying that was quite an email and he would check the sites I referred to. I saw him last night at a community meet and greet. He mentioned the email again and I urged him to share it with this fellow council members and the Chancellor. My question is what has Eli broad done currently to trigger your reaction or is it just an accumulation of things.

    •  there is another diary today (4+ / 0-)
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      Heiuan, danmac, Ms Citizen, thethinveil

      which triggered the immediate reaction, because I started to write a comment in response. Yoy commented on the diary thread. this is that diary, and the words that caused me to start writing were these:

      Has Eli Broad Bought Arne Duncan?

      Here is an unsettling link to a report of a recent interview in which Broad brags about his infiltration of the Obama Department of Education, and his control of the command structure of public schools through the placement of administrators:


      do we still have a Republic and a Constitution if our elected officials will not stand up for them on our behalf?

      by teacherken on Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 06:18:14 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks (2+ / 0-)
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        teacherken, thethinveil

        No I hadn't commented or read the diary . I think you confused me with danmitch. Now I've read the diary and as a DC resident I'm as pissed as you.

      •  The Other Diary (0+ / 0-)

        Thank you, teacherken, for responding to my first post on Daily Koz.  It's funny how I can recognize all your reactions to that Gotham story about Broad: it pushed me over the "wait and see" threshold, also.   I am going to have to oppose Obama's secretary of education already, or else break him away from Broad. That's a tough decision, and a big objective. I felt very much alone last night, calling Arne Duncan out.

        And then I also went to my school today and spent seven hours surrounded by my students, like you did.  I hope they refreshed your resolve and lifted your hopes again, as they did mine.  And then I came home and found responses from many colleagues who are paying attention, and even a whole other diary had sprung up. Thank you.  We can turn this around.  Yes we can.

        I think it might help get my discussion of profiteering "reformers" out there if you could also take the link you created in this comment and edit it into the body of your introduction. Again, thanks and it is good to meet you.

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